The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1828

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p.190 Steam Boats - There are seven Steam Boats owned on this side of Lake Ontario. Five of these left the port of Kingston last Monday morning, viz. the Alciope and Queenston for York and Niagara, the Toronto and Sir James Kempt for Bellville, etc. and the Dalhousie for Prescott.

We are happy to learn that the arrangements for building a new steam boat on the Ottawa River are nearly finished. As far as they have hitherto been known, they are in substance, that the boat is to be the property of a joint stock company, and is to be built this winter by Messrs. John Molson & Sons. The boat is to be of 200 tons, with a 56 horse power engine, to work as of 60. The St. Lawrence Steam Boat Company furnish the engine of the Steam Boat Quebec, for which they are allowed 40 shares of the stock. New boilers are to be put to the engine and the whole to be thoroughly repaired. It is expected that the boat will be ready by the opening of the navigation, and that she will be enabled to make the passage from Grenville to Bytown in seven hours. [Montreal Gazette, Oct. 13th]

p.191 Merritt returns to St. Catherines after getting loan.

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Kingston Gazette and Religious Advocate (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1828